On the May 11 edition of Fox News' The Big Story, host John Gibson advised viewers during the "My Word" segment of his program to "do your duty. Make more babies." He then cited a May 10 article, which reported that nearly half of all children under the age of five in the United States are minorities. Gibson added: "By far, the greatest number [of children under five] are Hispanic. You know what that means? Twenty-five years and the majority of the population is Hispanic." Gibson later claimed: "To put it bluntly, we need more babies." Then, referring to Russia's projected decline in population, Gibson claimed: "So far, we are doing our part here in America but Hispanics can't carry the whole load. The rest of you, get busy. Make babies, or put another way -- a slogan for our times: 'procreation not recreation'."
As The Washington Post reported, the U.S. Census Bureau recently released population estimates that found that nearly half (45 percent) of U.S. children under five are racial or ethnic minorities, and that "the percentage is increasing mainly because the Hispanic population is growing so rapidly." The U.S. Census notes that, "estimates usually are for the present and the past, while projections are estimates of the population for future dates." The U.S. Census last released its population projection in March 2004 and found that, by the year 2030, Hispanics will account for roughly 20 percent of the total population in the United States.
A second story, today, reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin is so concerned about the declining and imploding population of Russia, he is paying couples to have babies. Imagine, procreating for cash in Mother Russia. Putin has taken this step because at the rate things are going, Russia will lose close to 45 million in population in the next 45 years. Russia will be two thirds of today's population.
So the argument goes in conservative Christian churches that Christians must have more babies. If Christians do not keep pace with the rest of the world’s populating they will become a minority. This will lead to being in a Christless world. Because we all know Christianity cannot exist well as a minority. This is preached and talked about among many of our conservative Christian churches. The President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Al Mohler has espoused this view and has said it is a disobedience to God to not be fruitful and multiply.
Interestingly enough the alt-right says whites need to have more babies. If they do not we will be overcome with other racial and ethnic groups. They say they cannot be expected to convince other races they are the superior race and join their movement. Whites must be actively reproducing.
This may be considered fringe-group thinking, which it is, but it is thinking that is already present in the halls of power. The Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, while not necessarily using the alt-right thinking, essentially said a similar thing using an economic justification. The problem with Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare is the baby boomers are joining the retired ranks. This large group needs to be offset by a new baby boom if we want to have these old-age programs.
So you may say to me: what they have is an unusual solution to their problems. And yes that would be fine if left there. But this thinking can be found throughout the GOP platform. We need to divest our country of the non-whites so that the racial balance is kept in place. No DACA, the right kind of immigrants are who we want, build a wall, and do not allow Muslims to have power. Meanwhile in the black world you imprison in huge numbers young black men to counteract their youthful virility. All of this is congruent with the alt –right agenda: we need more white babies. First do your best to control other groups’ procreation in this country and then you have all the babies you want.
In their sexual health agenda, they are against abortions and birth control. We must not waste potential for white babies. They are adamantly opposed to homosexuality being normalized. This would mean good healthy men are not providing much needed sperm for procreation. This would also explain the rights blocking the agenda of equal pay for equal work for women. Women need to be discouraged from the workplace and encouraged to the home. That is why one of the few tax breaks in the new tax law that benefits the middle class and poor is the increased child tax credit.
All of these groups may have a different angle they prefer to use to raise their causes but ultimately they are all for many of the same policies. And I have a hunch if you pull back the curtain you would find, despite their public personas, they all have similar views.